3 Key Elements the Best Cultures Have in Common
Have you ever tried to change a corporate culture? According to research, 50% of organizations are grappling with the issue of how to create a culture that attracts talent and makes them want to stay! (Source: Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016)
While our firm has the luxury of working with some really terrific companies around helping develop their leaders for the future, not every company understands the need to be congruent on what they say they want in their leaders' behaviors AND what they actually get in behavior. We are always amazed by the notion that some companies prioritize a leader's results over bad leadership behavior without even considering how this could affect the company's reputation in the long run.
Bad teams cause stress. They zap our energy. They hurt our ability to be engaged at work. They kill productivity and can do damage to our health. Toxic behaviors invade the dysfunctional team and blame/defensiveness, contempt, gossip, silo thinking and territorial in-fighting dominate the climate.
You could have heard a pin drop. The SVP of HR was sitting with his CEO and reviewing the recent dismal turnover numbers. For the sixth month in a row, things were not getting any better. “I have an idea, let’s do that engagement survey you’ve been wanting to do the last few years and we will find out where our problem areas really are….” Is it any wonder the HR leader just shook his head in despair.